Four people were ejected from the boat during the wreck, officials said.

Four people were ejected from the boat during the wreck, officials said.

A boat accident in South Carolina threw four people into the river, one of them seriously injured, officials said.

A man is now charged with boating while intoxicated in a Charleston case, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Officials did not list attorney information for 39-year-old Nicholas Francesco Zuccalo Jr. in their arrest affidavits.

The group was leaving the concert when their boat was moving at “high speed” on a Charleston North River, according to WCSC and details provided by McClatchy News. The group’s boat collided with a buoy and at least one other boat on Saturday, October 8.

As a result of the accident, all four people on the boat were overboard, officials said. The crew of the stricken boat joined with Good Samaritans and the North Charleston Fire Department to rescue people from the water, officials said.

While three people were not injured, a fourth is in critical condition, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard, which the Department of Natural Resources provided to McClatchy News.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on the Cooper River in North Charleston. After the incident, the state agency said officials smelled alcohol on Zuccal, who reportedly “admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and operating the vessel.”

Zuccala “was operating the boat at the time of the incident and is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the collision,” state officials wrote in the arrest affidavit.

He was taken to the Charleston County Jail and posted a $25,000 bond, online records show.

The U.S. Coast Guard, which did not immediately share additional information with McClatchy News on Oct. 10, said in a statement that the investigation is ongoing.

Simone Jasper is a reporter who covers breaking news for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.